October is here, and while the heat wave is gone, Montreal’s culinary scene is showing no signs of cooling off.
On the calendar this month; Food trucks wrap up the season, full weeks devoted to pizza and tacos (respectively), and a wizard’s brunch that will leave you bewitched.
Here are all the Montreal food events happening this October that you should definitely have on your radar.
The beer-fueled festival wraps up this month and while the Volks-festivities might be rooted in German tradition Montrealers are up to celebrate. We’ve rounded up some of the most noteworthy Oktoberfest events happening this fall.
When: September and October
Where: Across Quebec
Cocktails with a side of magic? Yes, please! Montreal’s Harry Potter-inspired bar kicks of this bi-monthly magic night this month.
When: Kicks off October 3 and will happen on the first and third Tuesday of every month
Where: Lockhart Montreal, 3979 Rue St. Denis, Montreal
Montreal’s largest monthly food truck festival wraps up for the season with this last hurrah in October.
When: October 6,
Where: Olympic Stadium
This evening outdoors on the waterfront celebrates the Jewish holiday with paper bage lanterns, warm spiked cider, barbecued veggies, and buttery baked goods. Tickets prices include your first bevy, but you’re also allowed to BYOB.
When: October 7, 5:30 pm
Where: Verdun Park (exact location TBA), 4701 Boulevard LaSalle, Verdun
For this fourth edition the Series of Women Leaders look forward to four-course meal prepared in collaboration by chefs Dominique Dufour (Ludger and Magdalena), and Alice Vanasse (The Diplomat). The feast is to be accompanied by an exclusive Quebec cocktail and three glasses of wine.
When: October 8, 6 pm
Where: The Diplomat, 129 Rue Beaubien Ouest, Montreal
Racines Traiteur Santé collaborates with Paquebot for its fifth pop-up supper this October. The evening opens with cocktails followed by four-courserse feast. On the menu, wild mushroom bites, tomato, melon and strawberry soup, roasted squash, braised lamb and more.
When: October 14, 7 pm
Where: Coffee Liner, 2110 Rue Bélanger, Montreal
Fans of good food, alcohol, campfires and live music can spend the day at this private farm. In addition to eating, spectators can watch the first ever Qwackfest Battle Chef and Bartender Battle featuring visiting Toronto chefs creating a dish and a cocktail to defend their honour.
When: October 15, 1 pm to 11 pm
Where: 724 rang Double, Saint-Pie, Quebec
Price: From $5
Dine out. Do good. That’s the motto for Restaurants for Change, a Canada-wide event taking place at 92 restaurants in 19 cities. In Montreal, seven restaurants are participating this year, each donating proceeds from the night’s dinner service towards supporting “Community Food Centres Canada and community food programs across Canada.
When: October 18
Where: Restaurants across Canada
Slow Food Montreal hosts this Slow Wine Bio event offering a chance to taste and discover organic, dynamic and/or natural wines. Admission fees include tastings too.
When: October 18, 6 pm
Where: Market Jean-Talon, 7070 Avenue Henri Julien, Montreal
This week-long festival sees restaurants like El Gordo, El Zaziummm, John Michael’s Pub, Mi Ranchito, Mr. Azteca, and Triple B “pay homage to Mexican cuisine and culture by celebrating the genius of the Taco.”
Le Burger Week… La Poutine Week… and now, La Pizza Week. The city of Montreal celebrates all things ’za the last week of October at this inaugural culinary competition advertising that “more than 50 of Montreal’s top pizzerias will compete for the title of best pizza in town.”
When: October 24 to 31
Where: 50+ pizzerias in Montreal
Attention Muggles, “He who must not be named” has been spotted in Montreal… at brunch of all places. For two days in October, the Wizard’s Brunch is back at Les Intraitables for a special Harry Potter-themed, costumed brunch affair in advance of Halloween.
When: October 28 and 29
Where: Les Intraitables, 150 Notre-Dame Street Est, Montreal
Forget getting spooked. Make this Halloween all about indulging your sweet tooth at this one-year anniversary of this confectioner in Longueuil. Tickets are limited for this intimate gathering promising a sweet table in addition to a selection of appetizers.
When: October 28
Where: 2315 Rue Rocheleau, Longueuil